Antique Rose Gold Pools of Light Locket Necklace
Superb antique Victorian pools of light rock crystal locket pendant necklace wrapped in a soft rose gold bezel-set frame. The crystal locket opens to house keepsake photos, lock of hair or a memento with the pools of light allowing magnification. Currently, a tiny dried flower rests inside. These lovely lockets were originally exported from China to the West during the 1800s.
For thousands of years this optically clear quartz has been used as gemstones because of its enchanting ability to absorb and affect light. Possessing the property of double refraction (where images viewed through them appear upside-down and reversed) these works of art are from turn of the century and are increasingly more difficult to find, especially in wearable condition. Pools of light jewelry were believed to have a magical and mystical effect on the wearer. The ancient Chinese held the belief that the chi of good luck resided within each bead.
- Materials: Rose gold
- Gemstone: Rock Crystal Orb
- Measurements: 1 inch tall including the bale at the top, 3/4 inch wide and a depth of 10.75mm
- Condition: Very good to excellent with no nicks, chips or scratches and the locket closing with a firm snap. We've added a 20 inch gold filled chain so the locket can be worn immediately.